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Just my opinion but replies #148 & #149 are misrepresentations of the full facts & are atypical of how newcomers are treated on the forum. (Ironically, IIRC, it was Bobt who initially admonished Ianicopter for flying from a road. )IMO neither posts are really helpful to this thread.
Oh I know that Ian: No implication on your good self was intended.
What? Maybe you had better explain that one, I thought that my post was reasonable and certainly not unhelpful?From my personal experience of joining the community, I first of all perceived a rather 'clique-y' state of affairs, a post I made in the early days referring to use of rudder in cross wind circuits (which I still stand by!) was jumped on from a great height by what I perceived as PDRs personal praetorian guard, and could quite easily have been put off forever. Being a stubborn git, I persevered, and now have respect for almost all who post on a regular basis, I have never 'ignored' anyone, and now listen to others opinions a bit more than I used to. There is a wealth of information on here, not just on model aircraft, and I have been amazed at some of the struggles against lifes tragedies on here. The advice to newcomers above, to sit and watch for a while before posting, is very wise. Those who do get put off by the thought of 'jumping in' are missing out on a lot of accumulated knowledge.
I'm not disagreeing with you Patmac :thumbsup:
There was nothing "clique-y" about the responses you got. Several people independently questioned your bad advice (robustly but not insultingly) because it was given to beginners & someone (not PDR) suggested that if you didn't see where you were wrong you should consider giving up teaching beginners.BTW you haven't answered my earlier comment - reply #41.
Is it me or has this topic started to go bad too?
[snip] This thread is about the perceptions of newcomers[/snip]
Yes, it's become dominated by half a dozen with lots to say. The fundemental question of how to get more posting hasn't really been answered....Guy
Is it IANicopter or LANicopter? I've always read it as LANicopter...Anyway, without at all wishing to reignite the FPV debates, ISTR you first appeared just after a previous thread with a much more obnoxious FPV evangelist with a very in-your-face attitude had ended up being locked and eventually deleted... then in you popped,all cheery and "you-can't-tell-me-what to do"!The problem with most of the threads that go awry is that the majority of moderate people who are trying to find a compromise can get drowned out by one stroppy bugger who loses his rag. Several threads seem to have been getting somewhere but get deleted instead of just the stroppy posts getting tidied up.I appreciate though that that needs a fine touch and probably more time than is fair to expect from the moderators.
odd- I count 19 in the last two pages. So, do you have an answer? (Its a genuine question, not having a go)
Back on track though, I suppose it all boils down to the fact that noone CAN tell me what to do
I'm not really sure. I find when I post (except when I ask a specific question) I'm ignored. So I find things rather cliquey.
I miss the glider fraternity for sure. I found their inputs much more interesting than our current lot me, included.
Hi Paul, Selsley was awesome this afternoon.
I'm not really sure. I find when I post (except when I ask a specific question) I'm ignored. So I find things rather cliquey. I miss the glider fraternity for sure. I found their inputs much more interesting than our current lot me, included.I expect restoring the previous posting numbers will be a slow process, building posting confidence over time!
No Wiz. It's not you. I can see where the problem lies.
Everybody wants the last word and they wont let it rest till they get it
Sorry Maz, Was'nt getting at you in any way. It just seems to me that the posters are now only posting to have the last word.
Okies hun. Yes Lanicopter, i will admit to getting my knickers in a twist just then, as i wrongly thought Gary was saying i was trying to get the last word in. God forbid if a female ever got the last word in amongst a bunch of men having a yarn
...but you just have.Doh
Could I just draw your attention to this thread ...http://www.rcmf.co.uk/4um/index.php/topic,89706.0.htmlThis is a good example of a technically interesting topic that is going bad and it's going in a direction that many threads have gone before. I think it's a shame when someone tries to post about something which I feel is quite clever and useful. Remember - You, me and we are NOT the RC Police!
It's a technical thread in the Hitec forum which will drift into the rights and wrongs of DIY modifications. Surely you can see it's not an appropriate place for it? If I was the original poster, I would have given up by now because it sounds like he's being made to sound like an irresponsible maverick.
I give up. Thank goodness the Wright Brothers didn't post their intentions on here before they set off in pursuit of powered flight - they would have gone home head in hands!